FUBARtrivia at Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum in London

  • Last week, FUBARtrivia visited London, England and stopped by at ”Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum”.
  • The museum is a collection of strange, amazing and rare objects and people from all around the world collected by the entreprenour Robert Ripley.
  • The London museum is the world’s largest Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum and it opened on August 20, 2008 at Picadilly Circus.
Outside Ripley's Believe it or not! museum in London at Picadilly circus

Outside Ripley's Believe it or not! museum in London at Picadilly circus

18th century's Thomas Wedders had the longest nose in the world with 19 cm

18th century's Thomas Wedders had the longest nose in the world with 19 cm

A self-deformed Peruvian skull.

A self-deformed Peruvian skull.

A woman with huge lips.

A woman with huge lips.

Patrick Deuel a.k.a. "The Half ton man". He was one of the heaviest persons with a peaking weight of 486 kg.

Patrick Deuel a.k.a. "The Half ton man". He was one of the heaviest persons with a peaking weight of 486 kg.

Scold's bridle, a Scottish torture device from the 16th century which was used to punish women using unwanted language.

Scold's bridle, a Scottish torture device from the 16th century which was used to punish women using unwanted language.

Iron maiden, a German torture device from the 18th century.

Iron maiden, a German torture device from the 18th century.

A man with four pupils.

A man with four pupils.

A two-headed goat.

A two-headed goat.

A very rare shrunken head from the Jivaro-tribe

A very rare shrunken head from the Jivaro-tribe

Sources and further reading:

Ripley’s Believe it or not! London Museum site

Hugo Boss made uniforms for the Nazis

Hugo Boss original black Allgemeine SS-jacket

Hugo Boss original black Allgemeine SS-jacket

The popular german fashionhouse Hugo Boss has footprints in a dark time of our modern history that probably not many of the clothe’s proud owners know about. Learn about the Hugo Boss nazi-involvement.

  • In 1997, a spokeswoman fron Hugo Boss told the press that they had became aware of connections between the company’s founder Hugo Ferdinand Boss and the german nazi regime.
  • Hugo Boss began as a familiy-run business in Germany 1923 which manufactured police and postal uniforms.
  • Hugo Ferdinand Boss joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and circa two years later, somewhere between 1932-33 his company began manufacturing uniforms for the nazis.
Hugo Boss current logotype

Hugo Boss current logotype

  • Hugo Boss company produced the new black unfiroms worn by SS (SchutzStaffel) units, brown shirts worn by SA (Sturmabteilung) storm troopers and also the black- and brown unfiroms for the Hitler youth.
  • Hugo Boss continued to manufacture unfiforms for the nazis throughout the Second World War.
  • According to the Austrian news magazine ”Profil”, the company brought forced laborers from Poland and France to its factory to increase their output in the later years.

Sources and further reading:

The New York Times-article from 1997

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